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Piano, sax, and clarinet

Thelema TrioThe Thelema Trio, a Belgian contemporary classical ensemble, will appear in concert at Lynchburg College on Tuesday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall. The College's Ad Astra trio will also perform.

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Multicultural Germany

German Film Festival 2010Lynchburg College's third annual German Film Festival will be held November 3-7 with the theme, Multicultural Germany. Four films will illustrate the social and cultural changes brought about by increasing numbers of immigrants to Germany.

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Trick or Treat

The Student Activities Board is sponsoring a Monster Bash from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center, while a Campus Trick-Or-Treat is co-sponsored by the Office of Residence Life and the Residential Student Organization (RSO).

Activities will include a costume contest, mummy racing, face painting, and music. Trick or treating will follow in some of the College residence halls, decorated for Halloween. The Panhellenic Council is also offering vendors from Mary Kay and Pampered Chef for moms.

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The Final Frontier

Three films are on tap this week at the Daura Gallery to complement the current exhibition, Beyond: Visions of Planetary Landscapes, a Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition.

October 26 - October 28, 7 p .m.

  • The Right Stuff (1986, adventure, rated PG), 10/26
  • Roving Mars (2006, documentary, rated G), 10/27
  • Forbidden Planet (1956, science fiction, not rated), 10/28

 

 

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Do you eat food?

The "Films For Thought" films series will screen Fresh in Hopwood Auditorium at 6 p.m. Tuesday as part of LC's Year of Sustainability. A discussion will follow.

In this documentary, the latest in what might be called the what's-the-matter-with-corn-syrup genre, Ana Sofia Joanes provides a brisk indictment of industrial farming and its devastating toll on our soil, health, and livestock.

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Trading Places 2010

Four female Lynchburg College students and a neighboring couple will redecorate a room in each others' houses Oct. 23-24 in the third annual Trading Places: LC Style.

This initiative is a joint effort between the Office of Residence Life and the Residential Student Organization (RSO) to help establish positive relationships between LC students and local residents in surrounding neighborhoods.

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Singing for a cause

The Lynchburg College Choral Union and Concert Choir will present a joint concert on October 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Snidow Chapel to benefit the Lynchburg Branch of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Admission to the performance will be a donation of cash or non-perishable food items.

Dr. Jong Kim, professor of music and director of choral activities/vocal studies, will conduct the concert, assisted by Katie Pyles, candidate for the master of arts in music. Ms. Pyles teaches choral music at Turner Ashby High School in Rockingham County, Virginia.

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One good person

Follow three gods on a mission to find one really good person when Lynchburg College Theatre presents The Good Person of Setzuan October 21-24 in Dillard Theatre. The play is an adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's masterpiece as seen through the eyes of Tony Kushner, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author of Angels in America. Show times will be 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on October 24.

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Fiction reading on tap

Michael Lowenthal, Fall Thornton Writer-in-Residence, will read from his work Wednesday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium.

Lowenthal is the author of three novels: The Same Embrace (Dutton, 1998), Avoidance (Graywolf Press, 2002), and Charity Girl (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), which was a New York Times Book Review "Editors' Choice" selection and a BookSense Top Twenty Pick.

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Graduate credit

Lynchburg College is the only college in the United States to offer graduate credit to attendees at the 2011 National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Conference in February. Attendees can earn from one to three graduate credits in "Special Topics: Educational Issues" at a cost of $375 for three hours of graduate credit and $150 for one credit hour.

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Science Gang

Dr. Michael Lisa, professor of physics at The Ohio State University, will explain how subatomic collisions help us understand the universe at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

In his talk, "Size Matters: Space-time geometry in subatomic collisions," Dr. Lisa will describe the field of ultrarelativistic heavy ion physics, which involves smashing nuclei into each other with the goal of understanding the structure of the universe.

This Science Gang discussion will be accessible to the interested layperson, focusing on general concepts and ideas, rather than mathematical details.

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X PRIZE winner to speak

Oliver Kuttner, whose Edison2 company won $5 million for its Very Light Car entry in Progressive Insurance's Automotive X PRIZE competition, will speak on "Sustainability and the Automobile" at Senior Symposium at noon Oct. 11.

The Lynchburg-based company's four-seat Very Light Car can get 129 miles to the gallon. Kuttner's talk is one of a series of Senior Symposium talks selected for LC's Year of Sustainability.

 

 

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Coach to be honored at Homecoming

Jack TomsThe Jack M. Toms '69 Track of Champions will be dedicated Saturday to honor a legendary coach.

The dedication will take place about 4:45 p.m. during halftime of a men's soccer game against Bridgewater College on Shellenberger Field during Homecoming activities.

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Witness for Peace 2010

Daira Elsa Quinones Preciado of Colombia is one of five million people who have been displaced in her country because of war and violence. As part of the Witness for Peace program, she will speak at 10 a.m. and again at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8 in Dillard Theatre.

Daira is one of the founders of FUNDARTECP (The Foundation for Art and Culture of the Pacific). She works with displaced people who have recently arrived in Bogota to find food, shelter, and clothing, and she does workshops on dance, music, identity, and human rights.

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Yale professor to speak on Calvin

Bruce GordonDr. Bruce Gordon, Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Yale Divinity School, will speak on Scripture and Conscience in the Reformation: John Calvin and Sebastian Castellio on October 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Hopwood Hall Auditorium. The presentation is sponsored by the John M. Turner Lecture in the Humanities.

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Music in her soul

The 50th Sommerville Scholar

Anna Piddubna '11 was sitting in her pajamas working on her senior thesis when her roommate ran in and told her to put on some nice clothes and come to Snidow Chapel.

As Anna slid into a seat expecting to see her friend inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, Jan Sigler leaned over and told her, "You're the Sommerville Scholar."

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Upcoming Events

Monday, September 22, 2014
Faculty Recital
12 p.m. Senior Symposium
7 p.m. Navigating sexual freedom
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
5:30 p.m. Theoria on rape on campus
Friday, September 26, 2014
12 p.m. Geraldine Lyon Owen Speaker Series

LC in the News

LC students help pull nearly 40 tires out of Blackwater Creek. Check this News & Advance story.

Dr. Gerald Prante weighs in on Medicaid in this News & Advance story.

Twenty-five students from Nigeria are attending LC. Check this News & Advance story.

Our Doctor of Physical Therapy students are teaming up with Special Olympics for an Autumn Classic.

LC gets lots of coverage on its largest bequest ever: $5 million from Walter Ridgway Jr. '48: The News & Advance, WDBJ-7, WSET, WSLS, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Roanoke Times.

DPT professor Garry Gellert and students help a Paralympic canoeist prepare: The News & Advance.

Our new Physician Assistant program gets a $250,000 boost from Centra and lots of coverage: News & Advance, WDBJ-7, WSET, WSLS.

President Kenneth Garren is quoted prominently in this News & Advance story for his work to change a proposed college ranking system.

LC hosts Governor's School for Math, Science, and Technology each summer. Check this front-page story.

A study of the College Lake Dam is underway. Check out The News & Advance article and coverage on WDBJ-7.

Dr. Eric Goff was interviewed by The Chronicle of Higher Education on his cool academic job on NPR's Morning Edition about the Brazuca ball being used in the World Cup. He was also  quoted in The Wall Street Journal about early play in the World Cup and wrote a piece on the Brazuca soccer ball for Live Mint, a newspaper in New Delhi, India with an affiliation with The Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Clifton Potter reprises the Civil War Battle of Lynchburg on LC's campus in The News & Advance.

Charley Butcher warns parents about phone apps on WSET.

Dr. Brian Crim, associate professor of history, talks about the grim prospects in Iraq on WSET.

LC alumna Charlotte Arbogast '10 is the new dementia coordinator for the state and spoke at the Annual Conference on Aging. Check out The News & Advance.

Dr. Kim McCabe was quoted extensively in this page 1 story on human trafficking in The News & Advance.

Dr. Joe Turek is quoted in the June issue of Virginia Business magazine on the value of classroom education for MBA programs.

LC is among the first colleges in Virginia to get 100 percent renewable electricity: WVTF, WDBJ7, The News & Advance